Mussels in White Wine with Wild Garlic served on a bed of Linguine

Mussels  in White Wine with Wild Garlic served with Linguine

Dinner as promised…..


  1. 2kg fresh mussels  in their shells
  2. 1 tbsp olive  oil
  3. 1 good glass of white wine*
  4. 1 tbsp rice vinegar (white wine vinegar would be fine)
  5. I chopped White Onion 250ml
  6. 1 clove of garlic, finely diced
  7. 1 tsp dried chillies
  8. Handful (about 100g) wild garlic leaves (trimmed and roughly chopped
  9. Linguine


  • 1. Wash the mussels under cold running water, then discard any with broken or open shells. Set aside.

  • 2. Bring to the Boil a pan of boiling water, add salt and the Linguini, cook till al dente – approximately 8 mins, but check on the packet.
  • 3. Heat the oil in a wok or large saucepan. As soon as it is hot, add the onions, garlic and the bulb ends of the wild garlic  Stir-fry for 1 minute, then add the mussels, the rice vinegar  and a good glass of white wine.* Cover and steam for 3-4 minutes, or until all the shells open. Discard any that stay shut.
  •  Uncover, add the Wild Garlic leaves and cook until just wilted. Check the seasoning add a pinch of salt if necessary, but usually the mussels make it salty enough
  • Serve, on a bed of al dente Linguine and with a glass of white wine or if you fancy a good pint of Cider ( My OH prefers Cider!)

Oh and Enjoy

* You can use Cider instead of White Wine for a slightly different taste –  we have found that a dry cider works best.

The bag full  of Wild Garlic I picked fresh this morning.

©2012  Shullie H Porter.  All Rights Reserved.


About Keeper of the Keys

I'm a 50 plus [ how time flies] multifaceted, oxymoron, who can never really make her mind up. A Witch, a Follow of the Goddess, a Medium, ( I'll talk to anyone dead or alive), a 'wanna be' Writer, a disorganised Blogger, Cake Baker, Jam Maker, Trainee Patchwork-er and Keeper of the Keys for The Under Gardener's Lodge. Mother Grandmother and Wife. I'm fascinated and excited by many things, and therefore could be called eclectic or even eccentric, though some have not been that polite. I live in this Beautiful Magical Lodge with my husband Lou, our rather large dog, Shea and a few other previous residents, who come and go. And like many women of a certain age - I like purple [ and some how pink!] rather a lot!
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